OUR SENIOR PASTOR
PDT. DR. IR. NIKO NJOTORAHARDJO
Pastor Dr. Ir. Niko Njotorahardjo or Pastor Niko (born in Bondowoso, East Java, February 20, 1949) is a pastor and church figure who pioneered prayer, praise and worship in Indonesia. He is the Pastor of GBI Bethany Jakarta which later dropped the name of the local congregation "Bethany" and called itself GBI only.
In 1988, he was entrusted by the Synod Assembly of GBI Bethany (at that time) based in Surabaya, to open and shepherd GBI Bethany in the Western part of Indonesia. This was marked by the Inaugural Worship of GBI Bethany Jakarta on Sunday, September 4, 1988 at the Wisma Karsa Pemuda Building - Senayan. In its continuation, GBI Bethany in the Western region under the pastorate of Pastor Niko developed very rapidly both from the number of branches which have reached around 400 local church branches in Indonesia and around 70 branches abroad with around 250 thousand congregations.
In 2003, following the results of the Bethel Indonesia Church Synod Session, Pastor Dr.Ir.Niko N then changed the name of GBI Bethany to GBI Jl.Gatot Subroto with the Main Congregation in Senayan, where worship is currently held every Sunday at the Assembly Hall - Jakarta Convention Center (JCC - Balai Sidang Senayan). Currently Pastor Niko serves as the Director of the National Prayer Network and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Indonesian Bethel Church Synod and also has the trust as Chairperson of the PPHTGD Frontline Servant Fellowship & Service.